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November 2016 Edition
From Africa to SkyMuster II to HTS and more...
 
InfoBeam
 
InfoBeam Part I, Information & News by the Editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
 
InfoBeam Part II, Information & News by the Editors
News and Products of Note for SATCOM
Features
 
Executive Spotlights—Bill Morrow, CEO, nbn™ + John Celli, President, SSL, Morrow is a turnaround specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. John Celli is the company’s top executive and is responsible for its strategic direction. 
Executive interviews with Bill Morrow of nbn™ and John Celli of SSL 
 
High Throughput Satellites (HTS)... An Opportunity For Africa?, By Michele Franci, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat

Africa’s digital revolution is rapidly moving forward—mobile and Internet access enable companies and individuals to grow their business, facilitate transactions and transfer data.
 
The Forrester Report: SES Boss Refutes Damaging FT Satellite Story, By Chris Forrester, Senior Contributor
On September 22nd, the influential Financial Times published a piece (“Trouble on the Horizon”) that—in so many words—spelled ‘doom and gloom’ for the satellite industry as a whole and suggested that the “golden age” for satellite operators was well and truly over.
 
What Can Satellite Data Do For Aquaculture? A NERC Focus, By Arran Frood & Planet Earth Editors
NERC, the Natural Environment Research Council, is a leading funder of independent research, training and innovation in environmental science in the UK.
 
Pursuing Affordable Access To Space: A Marotta Controls Perspective, By Bryan Reid, Director, Business Development, Space Systems, Marotta Controls, Inc.

Today’s space race is becoming defined by the quest for more affordable launch capabilities for the military, government and commercial environs—reusability is a potent means to reduce costs as well as to secure market leadership.
 
Consumer Broadband Over Satellite Across Europe A Gilat Satellite Networks Focus, By Doreet Oren, Director, Product Marketing, Gilat Satellite Networks
A major challenge that continues to hold the SATCOM industry’s attention today is that of a speedy and affordable Internet.
 
The African EO & Geospatial Private Sector Survey, By the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), and, European Assocation of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC)
AARSE, the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment, in cooperation with EARSC, has published an inventory of the African private Earth Observation (EO) and Geospatial industry.
 
A SpeedCast International Case In Point: Save The Children — Africa, The rollout of this new service by SpeedCast for the Save The Children (SCI) NGO was particularly complex.
The Save The Children Organization, an international Non-Government Organization (NGO) with their central office in London, UK, required a connectivity network for 35 sites across Africa for their good works.
 
Satellite Signal Interference & Carrier ID... A TeamCast Perspective, By Philippe Hostiou and Gerard Faria, TeamCast
Radio Frequency (RF) Interference is the main issue that impacts Quality of Service (QoS) for satellite transmission.
 
The Nuances Of NAB New York... Major Knowledge Acquisition, This major show will occur from November 9th through the 10th and includes SATCON and Media in Action events and is co-located with infoCommConnections.
Merging the advanced technologies and the expertise that comprise the content and communications world together at the Javits Convention Center in New York City is the goal of the NAB Show New York… and from all of the pre-show information received, this appears to be—once again—another major event that should be of intense interest to SatMagazine readers.
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